Waterloo Regional Police say they are conducting an investigation outside a school in Waterloo after a teen was stabbed overnight.
On Twitter, police said the stabbing occurred around Edna Staebler Public School on Bernay Drive.
In a release, police say they were contacted about the stabbing shortly before 5 a.m., although it actually occurred near Bernay Drive and St. Moritz Avenue between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.
According to the release, two teens were walking in the area when they were approached by a large group of teens. One of the teens, a 17-year-old, was stabbed.
Police say he has been taken to an out-of-region hospital to deal with life-threatening injuries and is currently in critical condition.
There will be a large police presence in the area on Wednesday as police conduct their investigation.
The Waterloo Region District School Board says the school and the Edna Staebler YMCA Child Care Centre have been closed for the day.
“Due to police presence at our school and in an abundance of caution, we have decided to close our school for learning today,” the board said in a release.
“We are working closely with the Waterloo Region Police Service (WRPS) and we will provide updates to families as they become available.”
The board says student learning will continue online on Wednesday if it is able.
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